Happy (almost) Fourth of July! If you’re celebrating this weekend, a summertime picnic is a great opportunity to enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables in season right now. We’ve rounded up a few options with dancer-friendly benefits:
Blueberries and raspberries: Juicy and delicious, these berries are packed with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties. And one study found that eating blueberries may help boost short-term memory.
Cucumbers: Since they’re mostly made of water, cucumbers are a cool and refreshing addition to a summer salad. But they’re also a good source of vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.
Summer squash: Squash provides fiber, which keeps you feeling satisfied for longer, and is rich in antioxidants like beta-carotene and lutein, which are especially helpful in protecting eye health.